Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday congratulated weightlifter Mirabai Chanu for becoming the first Indian weightlifter to win an Olympic silver medal.
The Chief Minister tweeted that he hopes that like Mirabai Chanu, several other players from the country would also win laurels and return home from Japan after winning several medals for India.
“Heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to weightlifter Mirabai Chanu for getting India its first medal in Tokyo Olympics’ Mr Khattar wrote.
Mirabai won the first medal for the country in the weightlifting event of the 49 kg category.
With this victory, Chanu ended India’s 21-year wait for a weightlifting medal at the Olympics.
In a message, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao said Meera Bai Chanu getting a silver medal in weightlifting is a great moment for the country and congratulated her for the same.
The Chief Minister desired that our sports persons should exhibit such zeal and get more medals for the country at the Olympics.